|Lloyd Reeds Map Collection|
|Resources for Geog 1HA3 "Ancaster Walking Tour" Assignment|
The Lloyd Reeds Map Collection
The LRMC is located on the first floor of Mills Library and has current and superseded editions of City street maps with land use information, HSR bus route maps, trail maps, walking tour maps, topographic maps, fire insurance plans (Ancaster 1947 & 1964) and aerial photographs from 1919-2005.
An Ancaster base map prepared for use on this assignment is available to download from the link below:
City Planning Documents
The City of Hamilton's online map website, map.hamilton.ca , includes the following:
Available in the Lloyd Reeds Map Collection, Mills Library:
Bowes, Arthur., and Ancaster Township Historical Society. Ancaster: A Pictorial History. Ancaster, Ont.: Ancaster Township Historical Soc., 1999.
Ancaster Township Historical Society. Ancaster's Heritage: A History of Ancaster Township.: Ancaster Township Historical Society, 1973.
Farmer, Thomas Devey Jermyn. A History of the Parish of St. John's Church, Ancaster: With Many Biographical Sketches of Those Worthies Who in the Early Pioneer Days and Afterwards Established and Maintained It, and Most of Whom Rest in Its Hallowed Ground : With Numerous Poetic Allusions and Quotations. Guelph [Ont.]: Gummer Press, 1924.
St. John's Anglican Church (Ancaster, Ont.). Our Heritage, St. John's: A Sesquicentennial Publication, 1816-1966. Ancaster, Ont.: [The Church], 1966.
Pinch, Charles, and Ancaster Township Historical Society. Anglicanism in Ancaster from 1790 to 1830. [Ancaster, Ont.]: Ancaster Township Historical Society, 1986.
King, Leslie J. One Hundred Years of Golf: The Hamilton Golf and Country Club, 1894 to 1994. [Ancaster, Ont.]: Hamilton Golf and Country Club, 1993.
Chapple, Nina. A Heritage of Stone: Buildings of the Niagara Peninsula, Fergus and Elora, Guelph, Region of Waterloo, Cambridge, Paris, Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough, Hamilton, and St. Marys, 2006.
Evans-Shaw, Susan. Heritage Treasures: The historic homes of Ancaster, Burlington, dundas, East Flamborough, Hamilton, Stoney Creek and Waterdown. Toronto, Ont.: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., 2004.
City Directories show what person or what business was located at an address in a specific year. McMaster Library has the following suburban city directories for the City of Hamilton which cover Ancaster:
To find other books... search the McMaster University Library Catalogue
Hamilton Public Library has an excellent collection of books about local history (HPL, Local History & Archives Dept.)
Newspapers & Journals
(This is not a complete list -- just a few suggestions to get you started!)
Ontario Architecture Website (Shannon Kyles, Mohawk College) includes a good bibliography on other sources of information about architectural styles.
HAMILTON PUBLIC LIBRARY:
Hamilton Public Library (Main Branch, Special Collections) has an excellent collection of books about local history.
They also have online resources: